For the second year we are offering data collection sessions for groups from KS2 and above. There are 2 different sessions complementing the main topic areas. All equipment is provided.
Footpath Erosion Investigations
Measuring Footpath Erosion
This investigation is carried out from a tourism and management perspective, looking at how visitor pressure can have detrimental effects to the landscape. Working in small groups students will look at 2 different paths, one well used and one less popular. They will measure the extent of erosion on each by recording widths and depths and observing signs of erosion.
Damage to Flora on Footpaths
Students will study how flora is affected by trampling on footpaths, and how some plants are adapted to survive better than others in these conditions. Using quadrats, tape measures and id sheets they will investigate the diversity of plant species on and off the path and the abundance of certain species such as plantains and daisies.
For further information and to discuss or book a session, please telephone the rangers on 01929 400155.